Your cravings and what they mean

For years, scientists have struggled to explain how cravings cause perfectly sane and healthy people to gorge themselves on junk food.

Now, however, one psychotherapist, Dr Dorothy Virtue, believes she may have the answer.

She believes food cravings are as natural and predictable as a startled reaction to a sudden loud noise, and her work centres on the belief that psychological issues such as stress, anger, anxiety and shame drive us to crave either sweet, crunchy, chewy or creamy foods, reports the Daily Mail.

For starters, if you`re feeling stressed, resentful, bitter or frustrated, you`re likely to turn to foods that you crunch.

Put a cap on your cravings

Next up, we crave for creamy, soft foods such as ice cream or cheeses when we feel anxious, insecure, embarrassed and guilty, because they can be relaxing and comforting.

Then comes the urge to grab chewy food, when you are probably harbouring long-suppressed feelings of either jealousy, confusion, dread that something awful is going to happen, or self loathing.

Read the full story here